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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of Launceston, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Tasmania.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in City of Launceston will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Launceston;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Launceston, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Launceston in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
City of Launceston - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Managers3,56410.412.23,71410.612.4-150
Professionals7,33221.418.87,30120.818.5+31
Technicians and Trades Workers4,28512.513.94,73213.514.8-447
Community and Personal Service Workers4,47013.012.44,11511.711.2+355
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,01714.613.05,45415.513.9-437
Sales Workers4,07911.99.94,05911.69.8+20
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,8975.56.32,1066.06.6-209
Labourers3,1379.211.73,1979.111.3-60
Inadequately described or not stated5011.51.74641.31.5+37

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania: 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania: 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania: 13.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania: 6.3% Labourers, Tasmania: 11.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 1.7% Managers, City of Launceston: 10.4% Professionals, City of Launceston: 21.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston: 12.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston: 14.6% Sales Workers, City of Launceston: 11.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston: 5.5% Labourers, City of Launceston: 9.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Launceston - All industries: -150 Professionals, City of Launceston - All industries: +31 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: -447 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: +355 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: -437 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: +20 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - All industries: -209 Labourers, City of Launceston - All industries: -60 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: +37
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (7,332 local workers or 21.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,017 local workers or 14.6%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,470 local workers or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 16,819 people in total or 49.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% as Professionals; 13.0% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (21.4% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (9.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.4% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the City of Launceston workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-447 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-437 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+355 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-209 local workers)

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